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Exterior Waterproofing Services

While it’s important to keep your basement nice and dry with an interior waterproofing system, effectively managing water from the outside of your home is equally important.

There are many solutions available to redirect water away from your home’s foundation, and determining which is best for your particular home depends on a variety of factors:

  • Is there any existing damage that must first be addressed and repaired?
  • Is the soil graded appropriately away from your foundation?
  • Where are gutter downspouts, and how are they performing?

These are just a few of the questions we ask during a consultation, but a thorough inspection is always necessary to determine the appropriate solution.

Other Exterior Waterproofing Solutions

Depending on the amount of water entering your home, the condition of your home’s foundation, and a number of other factors, we may recommend one (or several) of the following solutions:

French Drains (Interceptor Drains) – Generally used for slope applications, French drain installation can be implemented when too much water is reaching the foundation and/or the surrounding soil is impermeable. Typically, a perforated pipe and gravel are installed in a trench 1 to 2 feet deep, depending on grade or topography.

Underground Downspout Extensions – One solution to water collecting under a downspout is to extend the downspout so that it carries water farther across the property and away from the structure.

Downspout extensions

Surface Drains – Different systems of grates and basins can be installed, depending on the amount of motor or foot traffic and the amount of debris (i.e. leaves, etc.) in the area.

Preventing water from entering your home in the first place is the best approach to keeping your basement dry and free of future foundation problems. Contact us today for professional basement waterproofing service throughout the St. Louis metro area.